Eucalyptus or gum trees

Visiting Australia means seeing gums. Lots and lots of them. There are supposed to be some 700 odd species. Without any doubt whatsoever you could fill books and books with information about these highly interesting trees.

I will just mention one particular species; the Eucalyptus camaldulensis known as the Red river gum. Absolutely magnificent trees with shapes, patterns, textures, colours and a variety which you could only conjure in your wildest dreams.

My humble apologies if some of the pictures on this page happen not to be Red river gums – e.g. one of them is of a species native to Crete-, but they are incredible nevertheless.

Note; its evaporation coefficient is amazing. The Israelis and even Nero knew that and used the Eucalypts as natural pumps to drain their swamps.

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